Churches and Bible study groups are working together for the good of individuals in the community. One example of this is seen through the testimony of a man with cancer. In a Malawian village, having such a serious and persistent illness is sometimes seen as taboo. Usually, the man would be viewed as sinful because they’d consider his illness a punishment from God for his sins. Eventually, he would end up being shunned by the entire community.
This did not happen. Instead, since the churches and Bible study groups have grown and more people are learning about the Jesus in the right context, the community welcomed him. They sought to help him in his condition by raising funds to send him to the hospital. The closest hospital that treats cancer is found in the capital city. To transport him there, everybody needed to contribute. They managed to reach their goal and were able to get him the best care possible. All of this was thanks to the community coming together in order to share the love of Jesus with their brother.
Sharing the love of Jesus is about putting into action what Jesus taught in parable, “The King will reply, truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)